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Language Professionals’ Networking Event is back

in June 2022
with an alfresco summer social event in Central London

This will be one of our first forays into in-person events. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be gathering language professionals together to connect over a drink or two in an iconic location.

Treat yourself to one of London’s finest cocktails and soak up the sunshine in this pop–up picnic garden surrounded by brutalist architecture and high art.


➡️ 18.00: The ‘doors’ open. Deck chairs are available first come – first served. If you want one, arrive early.

➡️ 18.00 onwards: Drinks. Introductions facilitated by the host. Informal networking. Great conversations.

➡️ 20.00-20.30 or so: Wrap up

The focus of our June summer social will be free-style social networking. We’ll mingle, chat, and simply enjoy each others’ company. Your host Gabriella will welcome you and make sure you meet and connect with all the attendees who’re joining us.

We’ll have the chance to sample a cocktail by Harvey Macaraig, manager of the Martini Bar who has curated a special drinks menu, featuring contemporary twists on the classic G&T and summertime favourite, Aperol Spritz

Cocktail is not your cup of tea? Not to worry. Beer, wine, whiskey and soft drinks are also on the drinks menu. The ticket you purchase when registering includes one drink of your choice.


Lakeside Picnic Garden
Level G,
Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London

Closest stations:

Barbican (5 minutes walk)
St Pauls (5 minutes walk)

Plan B if the weather is bad: Standing reception at the Martini Bar inside the Barbican Centre. The Martini Bar offers views over the lakeside and is the perfect spot to escape to if the British weather is not on our side.

Barbican is a brutalist concrete jungle. If you’ve never been to this iconic part of Central London, this is your chance to have a look around and make your mind up. You’ll either love it or hate it. It’s like Marmite. But one thing is certain: you can’t ignore it.

‘Bitter espresso, small-batch vodka, brutalist architecture and high art …’

London’s best Martini, Londonist


Registration is required. Each ticket includes a drink of your choice and a donation to support the pioneering research work of Moorfields Eye Charity, making a difference for patients at Moorfields Eye Hospital and for people with sight problems around the world.

Come along, be part of this initiative, and enjoy an evening with like-minded language professionals.

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What is Language Professionals’ Networking Event?

Language Professionals’ Networking Event is a non-profit, independent monthly social gathering. What started out as a London-based initiative back in the summer of 2018, LPNE has now organically grown into an online community of 800+ language professionals from all over the world. 

The purpose of our monthly interdisciplinary meetings is to provide an informal platform where language professionals across all disciplines can meet and connect in a supportive, informal environment.

We’re not a membership community. Anyone who considers themselves a language professional is welcome to join.

Who are the attendees?

Language teachers, coaches, trainers, tutors, translators, interpreters, transcreators, voice-over actors, voice coaches, language and speech therapists, language and translation consultants, researchers, subtitlers, proofreaders, editors, copywriters, journalists, forensic linguists, multilingual VAs, computer linguists, language entrepreneurs, and many other wonderful souls follow the initiative and join us each month.

We meet and learn from each other. We are inspired by talks and interviews with some brilliant minds. We ask for support, connect with each other and learn of new opportunities.

When purchasing a ticket, your contribution includes a donation to support the pioneering research work of Moorfields Eye Charity, making a difference for patients at Moorfields Eye Hospital and for people with sight problems around the world.

Come along and connect with like-minded language professionals from around the world.